KATHMANDU — The two major ruling partners — CPN-UML and UCPN (Maoist) — reached a nine-point agreement after the Maoist party decided to continue to support Prime Minister KP Oli’s government on Thursday night.
In the understanding, the two parties have decided to take initiatives to form a national consensus government with an objective to create conducive environment for the implementation of Constitution.
The two major ruling coalition partners have decided to provide compensation to the family members of martyrs and disappeared people as per the decision taken by the previous governments.
They also have decided to talk about and resolve the issues of Madhes-based parties including federalism through political consensus.
Likewise, the parties have decided to start the process of amending the laws within 15 days to work on transitional justice as per the spirit of the Comprehensive Peace Accord.
The parties have decided to make proper arrangements for the treatment, protection and livelihoods of those injured in the conflict period and people’s movement.
They have also decided to register the ownership of lands dealt on the basis of household documents during the conflict time.
They have decided to initiate the process to withdraw or give clemency on the cases filed during the conflict period.
They have also decided to increase necessary arrangements for the treatment of injured, who have already been categorised.
They have also decided to hold regular discussions and forge consensus among the top leaders of the major political parties while making political or administrative appointments and taking important decisions of the government.
They have decided to implement the past agreements. The two parties also have decided to accelerate the post-quake reconstruction works and to launch national campaign to deploy volunteers.Follow @gorkhapost
2 Nepalis in Lhasa jail for smuggling gold
RASUWA — Two Nepali youths are reported to be in a jail in Lhasa of China, on the charge of their involvement in gold smuggling.
Gyal Dorje Tamang of Gosaikunda Rural Municipality-5 in Rasuwa and Bikash Waiba of Hakubesi of Aamachhodongmo Rural Municipality were detained in Chinese territory by the customs department informers of the Tibet government around a month ago as they were about to enter Nepal on a truck bearing the Nepali number plate.
The Chinese side confiscated nine pieces of precious yellow metal from the two, Rasuwa District Police Office quoted the Nepal Consulate General Office in Lhasa as saying.
According to Rasuwa DPO’s Inspector of Police Dhruba Silwal, further details regarding the case are awaited.
It may be noted that the Chinese side has already started implementing the proposal floated by the Nepali side during the past border-security meetings to increase its surveillance in such illegal affairs bearing in mind increasing smuggling of gold into Nepali territory via China, as Silwal said.Follow @gorkhapost